Statement of Intent

Drama at Campion offers the students the opportunity to study a range of different types of theatre which are fundamental to understanding of how theatre has developed throughout the different eras. Their knowledge of drama is developed through the teaching of vital theatrical skills which allows them to devise their own performances and explore a range of traditional and modern plays. Students throughout their time at Campion are given opportunities to experience a wide range of live theatre by either being part of a production, watching a play at the theatre, being involved in a drama practical workshop or witnessing a production by a visiting theatre company.

Drama at Campion believes in developing the person as a whole and is often used to explore modern issues in society and link to the current topical news which will have an impact on student’s futures. The department believe in offering students extra-curricular opportunities where they can explore the different elements to the subject and follow different passions, such as the school production, drama club where they can explore acting and also the technical and design aspects to the subject. Underpinning all the above is the aim to promote key life skills such as team work, time management, confidence, empathy, public speaking and many more which enable students to become well rounded young adults who are ready for life outside education.

Curriculum map

Drama New Learning Journey

Year 7 Rotation 1 – Character, Voice, Mime & Storytelling

Year 7 Rotation 2 – The Terrible Fate of Humpty Dumpty (Bullying & Play Text)


Year 8 Rotation 1 – Commedia dell’arte & Pantomime

Year 8 Rotation 2 – Tension, Grand Guignol & The Woman in Black


Year 9 Rotation 1 – Issue Based Drama

Year 9 Rotation 2 – Noughts & Crosses 

Year 10 Edexcel GCSE

Devising and Improvisation Skills

Theatre Practitioners

Physicality & Storytelling

An Inspector Calls Introduction

Devising Examined Performance

An Inspector Calls Practical Exploration

Devised Examined Performance and Portfolio

 Year 11 Edexcel GCSE

An Inspector Calls Exam Questions

Performance From Text Preparation

An Inspector Calls Exam Questions

Performance From Text Exam    

Revision and Exam Practice

 Year 12 Edexcel A Level Drama & Theatre Studies

Theatre Practitioners and Theatre Companies

Devising Skills and Improvisation Skills

Machinal Text Exploration

Machinal Text Exploration/Exam Questions

Devised Examined Performance

Live Theatre Practice

Devised Performance Exam and Written Portfolio

Machinal Text Exam Questions

Introduction To Woyzeck

Practice Performance From Text

 Year 13 Edexcel A Level Drama & Theatre Studies

Woyzeck Exploration and Exam Questions

Performance From Text

Performance From Text Exam

Woyzeck Exam Questions

Machinal Recap

Live Theatre Practice

Exam Prep and Revision


Head of Performing Arts

Heather Ward